Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Catesby, in Northants, now Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Cattesburay family
Northampton at Asbhy St. Ledger's, a parish, in the union of Daventry, hundred of Fawsley. "The church [of Asbhy St. Ledger's] is in the later English style; it contains a richly ornamented screen and rood-loft, and in the windows are some remains of ancient painted glass. Sir William Catesby, favourite of Richard III., and owner of the manor, was buried within the altar-rails, under a marble slab with a rich brass in fine preservation; and Robert Catesby, the conspirator, of the time of James I., resided here, where he had property." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Cattesburay family
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Cattesburay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cattesburay family name include Catesby, Catesbury, Cates and others.
Early Notables of the Cattesburay family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1371; Sir William Catesby (1450-1485), English landowner and Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire in 1484, one of Richard III of England's principal councillors, he also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House...
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Migration of the Cattesburay family to Ireland
Some of the Cattesburay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cattesburay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cattesburay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Catesby who settled in Virginia in 1623; Jane Catesby settled there in 1635; followed by Robert in 1654.
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